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chain
tʃeɪn
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Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb, (及物的动) transitive verb
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(名) As a noun
  1. British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979).
  2. A series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament.
  3. A necklace made by a stringing objects together.
  4. Anything that acts as a restraint.
  5. A linked or connected series of objects.
    • A number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership.
    • A series of things depending on each other as if linked together.
    • A series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule).
    • A series of hills or mountains.
    • A unit of length.
    (动) As a verb
    1. Fasten or secure with chains.
    2. Connect or arrange into a chain by linking.
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